Un-Leish Marc against Aussies
Out tipster David John thinks in-form Marc Leishman can be crowned top Australasian in this week's USPGA Championship.
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Out tipster David John thinks in-form Marc Leishman can be crowned top Australasian in this week's US PGA Championship at Valhalla. Recommended bets: 2pts win Marc Leishman to be top Australasian - in good form; price gap to market leader Scott is too wide 1pt e.w. JB Holmes to be top American - local hero can make course knowledge pay Good luck to the field this week in the US PGA at Valhalla as they try to slow down the Rory McIlroy freight train. Sergio Garcia attempted to make things exciting for a couple of holes during the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational but such was the relentless excellence of the new world number one, the Spaniard eventually buckled as McIlroy won pretty comfortably. We shall avoid getting tangled up betting against the latter this week in Kentucky and have a look first at the top Australasian market where Marc Leishman could be worth a punt against odds-on market leader Adam Scott. Leishman has really found some form since the spring and his classy solo third at Akron came on the back of a top-five finish in the Open Championship at Hoylake. It all suggests he is gradually edging his way towards the top table in the golfing world as his confidence grows and immediately gets the chance to show his worth once more on the biggest stage. "I'm feeling great about my game and looking forward to getting to Valhalla. Hopefully, getting in the hunt again," he said ahead of tackling a layout that should suit the way he goes about business. Scott has been there and done it with a major success under his belt already and he was right there at the Bridgestone on Sunday until a rather weary finish with three bogeys over his closing five holes.
- The action gets under way at 1210 BST on Thursday and is being televised live in the UK on Sky Sports.